Antique Musical Instruments/Win L Peters violin


Brad wrote at 2013-12-25 04:26:21
If this violin was ever in William L Peters' hands, it's from before his violinmaking career really was established.  As such it would have some importance to his history even if it was just a factory instrument that he relabeled.  There is some chance that the label is not genuine also.  Could you post some more pictures of the instrument and the label?

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I can answer questions about the violin family of instruments, including violins, violas, cellos and their bows. I can give advice on repair issues, valuation, and authenticity, although exact appraisals are not possible through the Web. If you'd like an appraisal of a particular instrument, and you tell me your location, I can usually find someone in your area to take it to for help. I have no expertise in fretted instruments (guitars, mandolins, etc.).


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